|Type||UAV / UCAV|
|Item capacity|| Max: 250 kg
|Top speed||~ 350 km/h|
|Service ceiling||~ 8,900 m|
|Fuel capacity||1000 L|
|Primary armament|| Main:
|Secondary armament|| Targeting:
- Laser targeting
- Air-to-ground fire support
|«|| The KH-3A Fenghuang is an unmanned aerial drone based on Chinese design. The UAV adopts the unusual canard layout and is propelled by a pusher engine. This multipurpose drone is equipped with modern tracking and tracing systems, countermeasures and also carries four air-to-ground laser guided missiles.|
The KH-3A's airframe combines a traditional swept-wing design with that of forward mounted canards. This layout makes it a STOL aircraft by design, meaning it works well taking off from and landing on short, bumpy landing strips, or even open fields.
In addition, because of the small size of its airframe the KH-3A is also semi-stealthed by virtue of its design against aircraft radars. Provided that the operator maintains a low enough flying height to blend it into the ground clutter, the KH-3A can observe targets for extended periods of time without being detected by enemy fighters.
It has an integrated laser designator that can be used to mark targets for its own weapons or for friendly aircraft. Its standard armament consists of four air-to-ground Jian anti-tank missiles mounted on pylons beneath each wing, but otherwise does not support dynamic loadouts.
The KH-3A has an array of sensors designed to allow it operate in ground attack missions:
Active Radar Edit
The KH-3A does not have an active radar as it does not utilise any radar guided munitions.
Infrared Search and Track/Visual Sensor Edit
IRST detection extends out to 4 km against aerial targets and 3 km against ground targets. On the other hand, visual detection has a maximum range of 3 km for aerial targets and 2.5 km for ground targets.
Both sensors have a minimum operating range of 500 m and an azimuth/elevation coverage of 51 and 37 degrees respectively. Both sensors are able to recognise the identity of their targets once they get within 2 km range.
Radar Warning Receiver/Passive Radar Edit
The RWR has a 360 degree detection radius and a target recognition range of 12 km.
Laser Spot Tracker Edit
Laser markers and infrared strobes can be tracked within a range of 6 km. It has an acquisition cone of 180 degrees.
- The Fenghuang is based on the real-world "Rainbow" UCAV developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC); more specifically the CH-3A variant.
- Fenghuang translates to "Phoenix" in Mandarin.
Aircraft of comparable role and configuration Edit
- MQ4A Greyhawk (NATO/Heavy CSAT/AAF counterpart)
- UCAV Sentinel (Heavy NATO counterpart, ArmA 3: Jets only)